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Do I need to get my hair and makeup professionally done for the shoot?

I am a big believer in doing whatever makes you feel most natural in front of the camera.  My goal is to illustrate you authentically so if you're not into dolling yourself up, then please don't!  Wearing makeup when you're not used to it might make you feel unlike yourself and might make it more difficult to get into a vibration that is truly you during our session!  On the other hand if getting your hair and makeup done makes you feel pampered and confident then I would highly encourage it and I would happily link you up with some of my favourite professionals.


What should I wear?

Feeling confident in your wardrobe is the biggest priority! For some this means going for the trusty staples in their closet despite some signs of wear and for others this means going shopping to find something crisp and new.  Some people like to combine old staples with new trends.  Whatever approach feels more like you, I recommend bringing at least two options and making sure they are ironed or steamed before prior to the session. I am always happy to offer my honest opinion in order to help you appear your best in your series of images.  I can also link you up with a stylist if you would like to explore that option!


Where will the shoot take place?

Since all the sessions that I offer are customized, the shoot can take place just about anywhere you like.  I will encourage you to select locations that have meaning to you and good natural light.  There is no travel cost associated with working with me in Toronto.  Shoots outside of Toronto will have a travel cost included in the estimate.


What happens if we plan to shoot outside and the weather is bad?

It's important to me that your shoot turns out the way you like it!  Once your retainer fee is paid and the session is locked into the calendar  


Can I include another person in my session?

Totally.  There is a $50+HST fee to add another person to a session.  This fee covers the additional attention needed during the shoot and during the editing process.


Do I need to know how to pose or model in order for the photos to turn out?

Lord no! The majority of people that I work with have very little experience being in front of the camera.  I get that being photographed can be nerve wracking and uncomfortable and I am more than happy to use my years of experience photographing people to guide and direct you into looking natural and confident in your photos.


Can I use my photos on social media platforms?

Absolutely! Once your edited photos are returned to you, you can use them however you like! I just ask that none of the proofs are shared since they won't do either one of us as much justice as a nicely edited photo. 


What if I ended up liking more photos than are included in my session?

You can certainly purchase images in addition to the amount that are included in your session.  Just let me know and I will give you the best price that I can!


Are the images in the proof gallery edited?

The images you will see in your proof gallery will be corrected for brightness, colour and composition. A more thorough edit is done on the selected images. 


How will I receive my images?

I will give you access to an online gallery from which you can view and download your images from any computer for 6 months!


Can I get a discount if I book more than one session with you?

Yes.  I have multi-shoot offerings that I can go over with you in person or over the phone.


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